Spine Program Clinical Studies

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3D Outcomes of Bracing in AIS

Our team is trying to understand how wearing the Boston (TLSO) brace can affect three-dimensional (3D) changes in the spine and ribcage. We are looking to partner with families who have an adolescent who will be treated with a brace and is between the age of 10 and 16 years. Our study is observational, which means that your child will NOT be asked to make any changes to their daily life. If your child agrees to participate, he or she will be asked to wear a smart strap, a strap that replaces one of the regular straps on the brace. The smart strap will be free of charge and registers brace wear duration and strap tension via Bluetooth, therefore patients and families can track treatment information and see their prescription through a smartphone app. IRB 16-013059